Black Lives: George Padmore: PanAfricanism in Somers Town

Thu, October 29, 2020 6:00 PM – 7:20 PM GMT

Join us online for a fascinating Talk + Q&A: a Journey through the life of George Padmore, pioneering black activist, Pan-Africanist and leader, who lived in Somers Town, bringing leading revolutionanires and leading thinkers to the unassuming Cranleigh Street in Camden.

Expert & Academic Dr Leslie James, World Historian, will be in conversation with Professor Esther Leslie.

Enjoy this journey via maps, video and conversation.

George Padmore’s local links & plaque are covered in our new Publication, Journeys which can be bought as an Add on to the ticket at a reduced price.

Who’s who

Dr Leslie James, Senior Lectuer in World History

Recent Publications: “Essential Things Such as Typewriters”: Development Discourse, Trade Union Expertise, and the Dialogues of Decolonization between the Caribbean and West Africa’ Journal of Social History (2019)

‘Manifesto,’ by the Afro-Asian Networks Research Collective, Radical History Review issue 131 (May 2018)

Esther Leslie, Professor of Political Aesthetics

Fellow of the British Academy

Somers Town History Space runs talks, walks & events on the history of social activism, radical thinking and working class histories in the area. Our aim is a local history space to honour that.

Donations go to Somers Town History Club

For more see


Tickets are for the Talk; the publication is an Add on.


NOTE : A zoom link will be sent to you a week before this event.

Please join the invitation ahead of time to check all works: test your video and audio before the call.

Step 1. To call A zoom link will be sent to you a week before this event.

Step 2. Join us! At the start we will take a couple of minutes to say hello and make sure all can hear.

NOTEcheck your sound works in preferences ahead of time. Make sure you have a device connected online, video and audio capabilities.

Trouble shooting

Q: I am late and I cannot join?

Wait as there is a waiting room for security. Please use the password.

Q: I cannot hear?

A: Check your device or computer sound is on – (see your system preferences) or turn up the sound.

Q: My internet is too slow?

A: Turn off all other applications – just have Zoom open.

Still a problem?  check your internet connection.

Q: Cannot see?

A: Make sure your device has video.

Q: No-one can hear me when I speak?

A: We will mute all in order to hear the presenters.

Q: How do I ask questions and add comments?

A: Look at the bottom of your screen there is a speech bubble – that will open the ‘chat’ on the right of your screen. Please type in there.

NOTE: The organisers cannot control your connection or reliability of your connection. 

Donations welcome to help us preserve heritage in this area and support our organisation. 

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